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Rearing interesting syrphid from eggs..
Alexandru Pintilioaie
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Posted on 02-07-2010 13:36

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Today I found this interesting syrphid and got some eggs from it. Anyone know how i can obtain adults from this eggs ?
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It's Volucella pellucens. The larvae live in wasp and bee nests. I don't think it will be easy to raise these!!

Nigel Jones, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Er..., shall we make that a bombylans?

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Alexandru Pintilioaie
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Thanks, I will try anyway to feed the larva with dead wasp and bees .
Menno Reemer
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The larvae of this species live in the nests of bumble bees (Bombus), not in wasp nests. They are scavengers and feed on the accumulated debris in the nest, which possibly consists partly of dead bumble bee larvae and pupae. In captivity, they have been reared on pollen collected by honey bees.
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